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10 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

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School is back in session and it’s time to get serious about fueling our kids with healthy lunches, made with love of course.

We all know that good nutrition contributes to healthy bodies and the ability to think more clearly.

Sometimes coming up with lunch ideas that will be kid approved AND healthy can be hard, so here are some of the best Healthy School Lunch Ideas from around the web.

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1. Meat and Cheese Wrap

From Simple as That Blog

Here is a great way to shake up a traditional sandwich, and using a whole wheat wrap and some great, fresh veggies, you can keep the lunch fun and healthy!

2. Healthy Taco Salad

From Sugar Free Mom

This recipe is creative and sure to be a hit with the kids! Pair this yummy recipe with fresh veggies and dip, and your kid will be full and focused for the rest of their day.

3. Mini Corn Dog Muffins (Gluten Free!)

From Keeley McGuire

These are great warm or cool, and what kid doesn’t like corn dogs, right?! The super thing about these is they can be made ahead of time (in bulk) so it’s a terrific time saver.

4. Homemade Hot Pockets

From Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Kids love Hot Pockets, but they are full of preservatives. Make your own easily with this recipe!

5. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

From First Home Love Life

Skip the can and grab a thermos with this super yummy (and healthy!) homemade chicken noodle soup recipe.

6. Kids’ Sushi

From Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart’s recipe is not only fun, it makes sure your kids have fresh veggies in their lunch.

7. PB&J on a Stick

From A Whisk and Two Wands

Sweet, some protein, and you can also add fresh fruit!

8.  Homemade Lunchables

From Momables

My little one LOVES Lunchables! These homemade versions are not only easy to make, but way better for your kids, plus they can be customized in many different ways.

9. Kids Paleo Lunch Boxes

From Our Paleo Life

These are oh-so-yummy and perfect for those that are living the Paleo lifestyle!

10. DIY Taco Lunch

From Crazy Adventures in Parenting

This recipe is SO fun: you pack the ingredients, your child assembles them! You could use ground turkey, beans, cheese…whatever your child loves best!

Keep their lunches organized with these great containers and other organization ideas perfect for school lunches hand picked by the Spaceships and Laserbeams crew…

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Looking for even more great lunch ideas? Check out these great lunchbox meals that will sure please everyone!

Plus, don’t miss 15 Healthy Kids’ Lunches You Can Freeze Ahead of Time

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Rachelle Jones

Rachelle is an ex-rocker turned work-at-home mom who has way more fun hanging out at home with the family than she ever did at a concert. She loves baking, reading, and anything DIY. She holds down the fort while her very hard working husband braves the night shift. She loves to keep a clean home and throw the occasional dance party. All things blogging and Disney make her smile and she loves sharing things that she has found across the web with you.